Barre á Terre


Whether you’re looking for a dance routine that eliminates the need of a fixed barre or you just want to add variety to your training, Barre á Terre (Barre on the Floor) is an excellent choice. This French founded method fuses the elements of Pilates, yoga, strength training, and ballet moves to give you a complete workout from the floor.


Our Barre á Terre (Barre on the Floor) class will assist you in correcting your posture, relieving stress on your joints, increase your flexibility, and strengthen your core. Do not be fooled, though, since the isometric exercises that are used while on the floor target your muscles by tightening them using equal forces against each other. Partly assisted by gravity and helping you find symmetry in movement, you are still getting a powerful combination of dance and resistance training that will lead you straight to your fitness goals and keep you dancing!


  • Sunday – 9am – 10:30 am (Central)

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Times listed in Central Time, USA. Please adjust to your local time.

What to Expect

  • Warm-up, workout, and cool down will be included (no need to do them on your own)
  • The teachers combine fun, upbeat music with classical ballet pieces, for a fun musical mix to keep you engaged and inspired. The fast-paced class is designed to keep you moving and will make you absolutely fall in love with Ballet while burning calories fast.
  • Your teacher will demonstrate all the exercises, keep count of your reps, and create a positive vibe to encourage all the students.
  • Remember that none of the Ballet for Women classes are based on competition or hype. Rather, we encourage an environment where women can feel supported and confident, so please be aware and help us create this healthy ecosystem for learning.
  • You should never be made to feel insecure or inadequate. If this happens, please report it to the teacher immediately or LET US KNOW.

Equipment Needed

  • Water bottle – Make sure to stay hydrated and have your bottle at arm’s reach so you don’t miss any part of your class!


  • Weights – hand weights or ankle weights are completely optional but will really deepen the effect of the workout by creating additional resistance and making your muscles work harder.

What to Wear

There is no strict dress code for this or any BFW class. However, we please ask students to wear clothing that is:


  • Comfortable and that allows you to move freely.
  • Makes you feel comfortable in your skin, never self-conscious (this is an environment to grow; never to retract).
  • Modest and not overly revealing to create a comfortable environment for everyone.


Students typically wear activewear bottoms (yoga leggings or sweatpants) and a comfortable tank or t-shirt. You are welcome to use whatever footwear is most comfortable for you. If you are not sure what to wear, find support HERE

Class Schedule

  • Registration will be open up to 60 minutes before the class starts.
  • The session lasts 90 minutes and consists of:
    • 15-minute portion for testing, meet and greet, and more. This is the assigned time to get situated, test your audio and video, and gather materials. Class starts at the appointed hour, at which time the instructor will not be able to assist with technical difficulties.
    • 60-minute immersive session with a warm-up and cool-down included, so it is not necessary to do those on your own.
    • Optional 15-minute post-class session to share your feedback with your teacher and meet with other students. This is a very special time where we can exchange ideas and plan for the next class. Let’s make it fun and very positive.

Capacity and Policies

  • This is a group class limited to 15 students.
  • We require students to turn on their cameras to allow the teacher to make corrections and to encourage other students, as well as for the safety of our staff.
  • Unless otherwise noted, microphones must remain MUTED during class. There will be prompts for questions by the teacher at the appropriate times.
  • Please note that all BFW Classes via Zoom are recorded to ensure the quality of the lesson and the safety of all participants. However, these recordings will NEVER be made public or used for any type of dissemination without the express written consent of BFW and all participants of the class. Please find more information HERE.
  • To make the most of your class, please take care of your children, pets, deliveries, and other distractions before class.
  • Sorry, ‘no-shows’ are not refundable. For more information, please review our Refund Policy and Membership Policies.
  • If you have technical difficulties during your class, please review our Troubleshooting Guide.

Important Disclaimers

Any person who participates in dance classes provided by Ballet for Women does so at her own risk. She shall assume all risks involved, including but not limited to all cost, claim, injury, damage, or liability sustained while participating. Ballet for Women will not be held liable for any misfortune that may occur. By signing up for the class, you are agreeing to the above and are certifying that you are in good health and have consulted a doctor before beginning this dance program. Also, the information provided through this website does not constitute or replace the medical advice of a healthcare professional. If you have any questions, view our Medical Disclaimer or let us know.